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Palestine and Israel postcard collection
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ca. 354 cards
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This collection of postcards pertaining to Palestine and Israel is comprised of two parts.
Part 1: 114 cards produced by Shlomo Narinsky (1885-1960), a Russian-born Jewish photographer, of Holy Land portraits and scenes, printed in sepia photogravure in 1921 by the Jamal Brothers of Jerusalem (numbered 1-118, lacking numbers 82, 106, 108, and 111, but the missing cards were apparently never printed). There are also six other cards from the Middle East, not part of the Narinsky set of cards.
Part II: Souvenir of the Holy Land, old and new Jerusalem (18 b&w cards); Bethlehem (10 colour cards); Ancient Jerusalem model (10 colour cards); Souvenir of Jerusalem (10 sepia cards); Kibbutz Lohamei Haghettaot (6 colour cards); Eilat (9 colour cards); Caesarea (9 colour cards); 2 sets of Nazareth (9 colour cards apiece); Israel Exploration Society, Beth She’arim (10 b&w cards); Jerusalem (10 colour cards); Safad (6 colour cards); Yad Washem (7 colour cards); Jericho (10 colour cards); Flowers of Israel (10 colour cards); Hebron (7 colour cards); Haifa, Little Folder Series (15 colour cards); Galileee, Little Folder Series (15 colour cards); Negeb, Little Folder Series (15 colour cards); 30 colour cards of various scenes.
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The collection (40-2009) was acquired from Alan Mendelson on 9 July 2009.
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